Professional Master's and Certificate Programs

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Engineering professional programs offer graduate-level and specialty education. Students benefit from the expertise of UW Engineering faculty who are leaders in their fields, and from the diverse backgrounds of classmates. See the Professional and Continuing Education site for more information.

Professional Master's Programs

Professional master's programs (PMP) feature weekly evening classes that fit most work schedules. Some programs offer distance-learning options. Students typically complete a program in nine academic quarters over three years. Many employers cover full or partial tuition.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs in specialty fields range from one to three quarters in duration and many offer both classroom and online options.

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Aeronautics & Astronautics

The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics (A&A) offers graduate degrees and certificates to develop practical engineering skills and essential project management skills to advance professionally.

Course or Program Delivery
Master of Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
General studies, does not lead to a PhD
Classroom or online
Part-time
Master of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics (MSAA)
Concentrations in: Controls, Fluids, Propulsion/Plasma/Power, Structures, and Composites (formerly MAE-CMS)
Classroom or online
Full- or part-time
Aircraft Composite Structural Analysis & Design
Boeing employees only
Certificate program
Modern Aircraft Structures
Boeing employees only
Certificate program
Global Integrated Systems Engineering Classroom or online
Certificate program

Department website: Prospective Graduate Students

Bioengineering

BioE trains engineering professionals in biological and medical fields and enable working professionals to explore molecular and cellular biology, drug discovery and design, and pharmaceutics.

Course or Program Delivery
Master of Pharmaceutical Bioengineering Evening
Certificates in Medical Engineering:
    Medical Devices & Commercialization Online certificate
    Certificate in Biosensors & Biomaterials Online certificate
Certificates in Pharmaceutical Engineering:
    Basic Bioscience varies
    Drug Discovery & Design varies
    Translational Pharmaceutics varies

Department website: UW Bioengineering Graduate Programs

Chemical Engineering

ChemE graduate programs encourage hands-on exploration and innovation in a variety of specialized fields including alternative energy, nanotechnology, biomaterials, and polymer science.

Department website: Prospective Graduate Students

Civil & Environmental Engineering

CEE's online master's program in construction engineering is the only one of its kind in the country. CEE is consistently ranked by US News & World Report in the top 20 US engineering graduate programs.

Course or Program Delivery
Master of Construction Engineering Online Master's
Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Online Master's
Master of Sustainable Transportation
Video: UW Programs in Sustainable Transportation
Online Master's
Decision Making for Climate Change Online certificate program
Heavy Construction Project Management Online certificate program
Infrastructure Construction Online certificate program
Sustainable Transportation: Environmental Issues & Impacts Online certificate program
Sustainable Transportation: Planning and Livable Communities Online certificate program
Sustainable Transportation: Policy Development, Health & Economics Online certificate program

Department website: Prospective Graduate Students and Online Degrees, Professional and Certificate Programs

Computer Science & Engineering

CSE offers first-class faculty and curricula in a student group that includes the best and brightest software designers and engineers in the Seattle area. We are consistently ranked among the top ten computer science programs in the country.

Course or Program Delivery
Professional Master's Program Evenings
Part-time
On- and off-campus
Computing and IT certificate programs Evenings
Part-time
Online
Off-campus

Department website: Professional Master's Program

Electrical Engineering

EE's programs serve the growing need for engineers and scientists in the Puget Sound region to earn advanced degrees and expand their career opportunities in the field of electrical engineering.

Course or Program Delivery
Master of Electrical Engineering Evenings
Part-time

Department website: Professional Programs

Human Centered Design & Engineering

HCDE's professional programs prepares students for leadership roles in information design, user interface design, usability testing, human-computer interaction, technical communication, and related specializations.

Course or Program Delivery
Master of Human Centered Design & Engineering Full- and part-time
User-Centered Design Certificate Certificate
Evenings

Department website: Professional Master's Program and Certificate Program
More: Interview of HCDE chair Jan Spyridakis on HCDE PMP programs

Industrial & Systems Engineering

ISE's professional programs are for engineers and scientists who wish to excel as complex system thinkers in today's global business environment. Our programs focus on systems engineering, an interdisciplinary approach to designing and optimizing successful systems.

Course or Program Delivery
Global Integrated Systems Engineering (GISE) Certificate Certificate
Online or in classroom
Certificate in Engineering Leadership Certificate
Online and in classroom

Department website: Certificate Programs

Materials Science & Engineering

MSE graduate students conduct important research on interdisciplinary topics: from developing biomaterials for tissue engineering, ceramics for energy applications and composites and metals for aerospace to genetically engineering molecules and semiconductors for electronics.

Department website: Prospective Graduate Students

Mechanical Engineering

We are one of the major mechanical engineering graduate programs in the United States with graduate studies in Energy and Fluids; Design; Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing; and Systems and Dynamics.

Course or Program Delivery
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) Certificate
Online or in classroom
Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) Certificate
Online and in classroom

Department website: Graduate Admissions